Brigitte Rohde

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Brigitte Rohde , married Köhn (born October 8, 1954 in Prenzlau ), is a German athlete and Olympic champion who was a successful 400-meter runner in the 1970s - starting for the GDR . Her greatest success is the 1976 Olympic victory with the GDR relay, after she was GDR champion in the 400-meter run in 1975 and 1976.

After her Olympic victory, she married, became a mother and switched to the 400-meter hurdle course . In 1980, the year of the first hurdles world championships, she was third in the GDR championships, but later suffered a muscle tear.

Her first trainer was her then sports teacher Dieter Stöcker at the POS Geschwister Scholl in Prenzlau, who paved the way for her to the SCN. Brigitte Rohde started for SC Neubrandenburg and trained with Walter Gladrow . In her active days she was 1.71 m tall and weighed 65 kg. After her sports career, she became a mechanical draftsman and worked in a design office. In 1974 and 1976 she was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit.

Successes in detail


  • Klaus Amrhein: Biographical manual on the history of German athletics 1898–2005 . 2 volumes. Darmstadt 2005 published on German Athletics Promotion and Project Society

Individual evidence

  1. Neues Deutschland , November 30, 1974, p. 2
  2. ↑ About the honor for the Olympic team of the GDR. Awarded high government awards. Patriotic Order of Merit in silver. In: New Germany . ZEFYS newspaper portal of the Berlin State Library , September 10, 1976, p. 4 , accessed on April 10, 2018 (free registration required).